Switch to Main Site
Practice Name

West Knoxville Chiropractic

Social Media
Primary Location
6311 Kingston Pike #28W
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 287-5904

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00-12:003:00-6:00
Tuesday9:00-12:00Closed
Wednesday9:00-12:003:00-6:00
Thursday9:00-12:003:00-6:00
Friday9:00-12:003:00-5:00
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
Main Content

Seat Belt Injury - Clavicle Fracture Treatment at West Knoxville Chiropractic

You’ve just been in an auto accident. Your car may be wrecked, but you’re alive, and that’s what matters most. Immediately after the accident, you may not feel any pain, but that’s because of the adrenaline pumping through your body.

Once this wears off, you’ll start to experience the aches and pains that may come with a severe accident. While back and neck pain is common, a seat belt injury like a clavicle fracture is not.

Here’s what you should do if you think you have such a fracture, and how to get the care you need most.

What Is a Clavicle Fracture?

Just below the neck, on either side are the clavicles. These prominent bones are thin and long. The shoulder blade or scapula links to the clavicle on both sides. Therefore, if you break or fracture your clavicle, your arms could be at risk of injury, too.

You may have a displaced fracture or a comminuted fracture. A displaced fracture occurs when the bone fragments are severely separated. A comminuted fracture occurs when those bone fragments are tiny and multiple.

Both types of fractures can be very serious.

What Are the Symptoms of This Seatbelt Injury?

The biggest and most obvious symptom of this seatbelt injury is intense pain. You may notice your collarbone is tender, swollen, and bruised after the accident. A bump or other strange shape may form over the clavicle.

You may have limited arm mobility, and anytime you go to move your arm, you feel pain. Your shoulder may look misaligned due to the lack of structure and support it now has.

How Can Chiropractic Care Treat This Fracture?

If you were in a serious auto accident, you should visit the hospital for treatment for your injuries. If you suspect you may have fractured your clavicle, chiropractic care is a smart choice.

At West Knoxville Chiropractic, our licensed chiropractor Dr. Nathan Leavitt specializes in auto accident injury care. He can assess the damage to the clavicle and run some tests to confirm the extent of the injuries.

With his expert chiropractic care, you should be able to move your arms freely once again. This will occur slowly, as the clavicle is still healing from the fracture. Within a few weeks, once your fracture is mostly recovered, full arm mobility may be restored.

clavicle

About West Knoxville Chiropractic

If you’ve fractured your clavicle or have any other seatbelt injury, contact us at West Knoxville Chiropractic today. As mentioned, we specialize in auto accident injury care, including neck and shoulder pain, dizziness and vertigo, concussions, and whiplash.

We also treat sports injuries, carpal tunnel, strains, sprains, sciatica, headaches and migraines, and neck and back pain.

To learn more or schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 865-287-5904. You can also visit us at West Knoxville Chiropractic on 6311 Kingston Pike, Suite 28W. Dr. Leavitt is offering free consultations for new patients, so call today!

Exclusive Offer

New Patient Initial Evaluation & Treatment Only $47*!

Sign-up using the form or call us at (865) 287-5904 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

No obligation for further care. Medicare excluded from this offer due to federal regulation 
*Ad Must Be Mentioned During Initial Visit

Name: *
Email: *
Phone: *

Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

View Services

Testimonial

I feel so much better and now know more about what my problems are. Everyone here is wonderful and makes me feel like they really care how you feel. My doctor is wonderful and has helped me so much.

- Wanda Lynn / Knoxville, TN

Wanda Lynn  

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00-12:003:00-6:00
Tuesday9:00-12:00Closed
Wednesday9:00-12:003:00-6:00
Thursday9:00-12:003:00-6:00
Friday9:00-12:003:00-5:00
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed


 

Request Appointment

.custom_content_module_5 .cc_module_title { display: none; }

Contact

West Knoxville Chiropractic
6311 Kingston Pike #28W
Knoxville, TN 37919
Get Directions
-->
Newsletter

Newsletter Sign Up










Community Content